The above links may help you in protecting yourself while searching on line. As Juliana stated, $1200 per month will not only be a challenge it will be impossible. Check with the college, many have bulletin boards with rooms to share, that may be your best opportunity to find housing.
You are going to have to increase your budget, and most likely parents will need to co-sign.
All the best to you.
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I won't discourage you and talk about your budget. Smart people are good with finances and having a budget shows your on right track. You,re also on the right platform to ask professional like us any question relevant to real estate. I think your focus should be on a studio in the areas you have mentioned. Also, if you,re willing to consider other areas such as Hayward your options will increase. Craigslist is a good source to start the search. I hope you find what you,re looking for. All the best.